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“Great Drive. ”

Eldorado National Forest
Ranked #7 of 49 things to do in Placerville
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Owner description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.
Lombard, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
1,947 reviews
937 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
“Great Drive. ”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

On a recent business trip I took a side trip and drove from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe. It is wonderful. One of the best drives in the country. The scenery was great and the roads were not crowded.

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
580 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Just drove and was fab even in winter ! Will stay next time !”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

What a fabulous drive we had coming in from SF the change of scenery was unimaginable. The best view was the top of the hill looking over the forest and Lake Tahoe. It was the most amazing view especially with the snow. Will have to stop and stay a few days next time ! Love the diversity of California ( coming in form England )

Visited January 2014
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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Very beautiful hiking and kayaking in this area...”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

A place to let loose and get close to nature. Lots of eco-tourist activities along with a great place at South Lake Tahoe to enjoy restaurants and clubs.

Visited May 2013
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Placerville, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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“Great Family Campgrounds”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

High altitude camping at Loon Lake, canoeing on Wright's lake with kids, have a group there is plenty of room at Wench Creek. You can camp on a creek, lake, or deep in the forest. Easy to reach waterfalls, a wide range of hiking trails, and mountain peaks you can reach in an hour. Stopping at any one of the ranger stations is worth the effort as there are so many hidden treasures in this wide ranging Forest.

Visited November 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Good View in Summer”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Because of the species and height, the trees are still green in summer. Compared with nearby areas, it looks much greener, and the forest, combined with the mountains, makes good views. For some part of it, the traffic and road condition are not hard. There are also several attractions close to it, which one can visit during the same trip.

Visited August 2013
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